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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1990-02-27

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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1990-02-27

Topics Live concert

Let The Good Times Roll, Feel Like A Stranger, Sugaree, Victim Or The Crime, Mississippi Half Step, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song Iko Iko*, Women Are Smarter*, Standing On the Moon, Truckin'-> Spoonful-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Morning Dew-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: We Bid You Good Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Location Oakland, CA

Source SBD > DAT > CDR > WAV > SHNv3


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Reviewer: drdaver - - May 22, 2016
Subject: skeleton puppet?
wasn't this the mardi gras parade with the huge skeleton puppet dancing from the ceiling?
Reviewer: KCcandyman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2016
Subject: Litmus...
LitMus I remember your float! Ha!
Reviewer: DeadReckoning - - February 11, 2014
Subject: Mardis Gras fun & let the Good Times Roll.......!
Always entertaining to read folks reviews. Of course there is a wide range of experience, perception, and opinion.....just like the Dead's music. On any given night it could encompass the full breadth of cosmic experience.....or not.

This is an interesting and fun show and makes me wish I had been there. Having been to a Ratdog/Neville Brothers Chinese New Year show I'm sure the parade itself was worth being there. Drums/Iko is particularly spicy. Likewise the jam into Other One is spacy fun. An understated but lovely Morning Dew and a well played Throwing Stones that reaches a nice peak with solid contributions from everyone....and loving the bouncy interplay between Phil and Jerry. A strong second set all around and the band really seems to enjoy playing this show.

Reviewer: Tsiftis - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2011
Subject: spacey show
wow. what an underrated ultra spacey show. the bird song practically comes to a standstill with jerry's flute solo and then it all comes back. amazing. wicked victim. wonderful energy with drums>iko>women. also very good post space. only the dead can make shows like this!
Reviewer: TheWaYandTruthandLife - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2011
Subject: Yawn
A sleeper to round out a sleeper run. This was a show I am certain that was way more exciting to see in person than listen to.

Nothing really stands out, expect the Victim for the cool space and odd set placement. The Bird Song is good, and the Morning Dew isn't so bad.

But nothing on this night, or the two nights before it, come close to the next three nights on the Spring tour. Did I mention I hate the mix on these soundboards? Why do they sound so bad?
Reviewer: Grateful jorge157 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2011
Subject: I was there what a great time!!!
I went to this show, had the time of my life. Saw Jerry play at the Warfield right after this show also. Good Times!!!
Reviewer: FrankFoster - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2010
Subject: Drums>Aiko
Pretty mellow but good show. I liked the relaxed feel of the Bird Song. No rush in this show at all, the band let things develop. The 2nd set starts out with a great drums intro into Aiko. Cool run of shows to start out a great year.
Reviewer: Thad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2009
Subject: Agreed
The previous reviewer is right . . . this is a strange-o show. They fall apart into a drifting "space" right in the middle of "Victime Or The Crime." Very cool . . . never heard them do that before!
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 8, 2009
Subject: 2-27-90
This is for those of you who like bizarre shows. It's almost as if the band took downers and speed together and went on an elevator trip. Just listen to bird song. It goes from fast to almost stopped several times. The sound quality is very nice.
Reviewer: darazn1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 24, 2009
Subject: Not so rough....
This show is very understated. The energy is mellow for sure, but they are inspired. Listen to the lullaby jam in Sugaree, the beautiful perfection of Standing on the Moon, Truckin'>Spoonful, and the deeply inspired post-drums. Bird Song is a little rambling, which is fine. The real powerhouse chapter of the night is Drumz>Iko>Women Smarter. The Dead stash the magic into some inconspicuous corners this night, but it's there. Just gotta poke around.
Reviewer: sbrew - favoritefavorite - February 24, 2009
Subject: amazed at all the rave reviews
Wow, this show is dragging itself along, the band asleep. It's really odd to come back to this comment blog and see all these rave reviews. The band is honestly having a rough time this night.
Reviewer: skullsnroses - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2008
Best opener ever! hit the groove and let the good times roll...we're goin sit here till we soothe our souls. Bobby is in fine form on spoonful and throwing stones... yeah haw! I still wish I had Brents voice though, comes through nice and drippy on NFA.
Reviewer: lbforlb - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2007
Subject: Stellar Three-night Run
I'm 5 starring the whole three-night Mardi-Gras run. From begining to end, these were very well played shows packaged in a great atmosphere inside and outside the venue. I believe it was the break-out of "Last Time." Also, could have sworn they were thinking about Lost Sailor for a fleeting moment before going into Estimated. Anyone hear that at the time?
Reviewer: ScarletRog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2007
Subject: aaahhhh yesssss
This was a particularly "good vibe" night. This was the last of three fun, exciting, relaxing, colorful nights. The parade was incredible!! I remember Bill Walton reiding a giant Chuck Taylor high top! It all comes back in waves, especially when the Victim space kicked in. The Masterpiece (listening right now) was nicely paced and done i think well. So many good aspects to this show. Bird Song now and then THE PARADE! Michael Doucet in the Iko-Woman Smarter. Just a real fun time. It's nice to relive this one. Another flash.......
Reviewer: amantha - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 28, 2006
Subject: Nothing has brought me closer
I can't even believe the clairity of the memory of this show. There was no turning back after this one. I got on that purple bus and just kept on trucking - up until the Rainbow gathering in 1990 in Colorado. Stopped for a while on the farm. Great times.
The infamous mudbowl!
Reviewer: dedsince'77 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2006
Subject: Fond memories
I listened to this show because it reminded me of a summer of indescribable coincidence which centered on an unlabeled tape that I found in the parking lot of a grocery store in Richmond VA in '87 which featured at least Iko, Women are Smarter, Black Peter, High Times - all from one show, all on one side of a 45 minute cassette. I sat in the parking lot with the tape in the car stereo blasting in hopes of returning the tape to it's owner which set in motion a string of events that any deadhead would recognize as magical. Any hoo, I am trying now to reunite myself with that show, and would appreciate any help I can get - does this set list sound familiar to anybody? Thanks to all!
Reviewer: gruUbic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 30, 2006
Subject: Frosty da Snowman
My Birthday show, 2/27. Woulda loved to have been w/ the Boyz...but I was East coast. Saw the DC shows and Omni run a couple weeks from now. Had this tape w/ me thru that whole year (can't remember if my copy was cut the same as this one after bird song) - no idea where that ol Maxell 90min slice of happiness is today -- man this is Fun show.

Output on Phil is awesome. They rip their MIDI-fied sound pretty well on this night. The smiles from Sugaree mustve BEAMED!!! Jerry is ON. Actually Bobby is good tonight too, both vocals AND axe. Drums, keys A+ --- all the levels are mixed beautifully.

Whatever...they are the g*d d*mn Grateful Dead...
and this recording rocks!

Hey, Jonathan Aizen, thanks for all the uploads
Reviewer: David Bolewski - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2005
Subject: Mellow...............
These where really good shows. It was the last super-cool parking lot/Days Inn/Hampton Inn Oakland coliseum scene.I miss some old friends Rich Taylor and Matt Manning.Download this show and the night before if you are searching for a different sound. Not like the spring tour but not like 1989.Not the highest energy show if thats what your looking for.Just laidback with alot of empty spece so the music can breathe.This show the band plays a little better with the exception of the Scarlet/Fire the night before and a comic Hell in a Bucket with Bobby forgetting the words then saying 'There we go'then forgetting more lyrics.4 stars for performance and a strong 4 for quality. it's close to a 5!
Reviewer: Wavey Davey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 27, 2005
Subject: Deelishishus Iko
Healey and MD team up for some oh-so flavorful accents that the boys (especially Micky) feed off in a really big way during the parade jam and Iko. I've loved this one since David Gans featured it on GDH way back when. Whole show is real yummy. I pity the fool-head who overlooks this one.
Reviewer: litmus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 2, 2005
Subject: a special show for me
a veteran of just over 100 shows, i can say this one stands out as a fave. why? i was fortunate enough to have been chosen by peter barsotti at BGP to create a float for the mardi gras parade. back when mail order was happening for these shows, you could leave your name/number and an idea for a float. this was just a few months after the berlin wall had come down, so i suggested a berlin wall float that would be dismantled during the parade. when barsotti called, i flipped. he asked me how much money i thought i'd need to pull it off and said okay to $150. i bought some boxes, paint, tape and some other things and built the float with a bunch of other heads in warehouse space they provided. at the show, i was dressed as a german soldier and got to ride the thing during the parade, tripping my brains out, throwing beads and toys to the heads on the floor, while throwing pieces of the spraypainted wall out as well. the best part, though, was getting the eye contact/smile/head nod/knee bend from jerry as my float passed within feet of the stage, eye-level with the band. killer show, killer memories. there truly never will be anything like the grateful dead again.
Reviewer: JudSan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 19, 2005
Subject: Awesome First Set
I was at this show, and remember it as being one of the best Mardis Gras shows! But for me the highlight was the first set, with a short Space in Victim or the Crime, like whoa, space in the first set, gonna be a trippy show....and then the sweetest Mississippi 1/2 Step, you could hear a pin drop! This is an incredible show.
Reviewer: redeyedjim - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2004
Subject: Very strong second set
I remember this as being the best of many Mardi Gras shows I saw. While the pre-Drums from the night before was probably the highlight of the run, the whole second set from this show was pretty strong.

The Drums-> Iko -> Man Smart, Women Smarter extravaganza to open the second set gave the paraders in the Coliseum a lot of time to march around, but it was also pretty well played. Credit Michael Doucet and other musicians from BeauSoleil with keeping things moving.

I think the Other One-> Morning Dew -> Throwing Stones segment stands out as well above average for this period. The Other One is an interesting performance. It starts out somewhat understated and leans on some sound effects, but still builds to a very nice climax; I like it. The Dew that follows is SOLID -- no complaints here, this is one of the better Dews of the early 90's. The Throwing Stones that comes next is, IMO, one of the better versions I've heard, with the band clicking on all cylinders and clearly psyched to be playing *this particular song* at *this particular time*. FWIW, I'm a veteran of close to 240 shows, so I have heard/experienced/paid for many a crappy version of Throwing Stones; this one is pretty good. Cap the evening with a fine We Bid You Goodnight encore and you have one very enjoyable show.
Reviewer: mpc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2004
Subject: IKO-IKO
Get this for the Mardis Gras Drumz>Iko-Iko>Women R Smarter. Full of mojo, and crazy fiddle playing by Michael Doucet. I first heard this on the DHH back in the day.
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